FERRERE

Senior associate

Víctor Murillo

Víctor Murillo is a senior associate at FERRERE Ecuador and a member of the International Trade and Customs area.

Víctor Murillo is a senior associate at FERRERE Ecuador and a member of the International Trade and Customs area.

Before joining FERRERE he worked in both the public and private sectors, as advisor to Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Trade, technical secretary to the Foreign Trade Committee, legal advisor on structuring and administration of trade trusts, and director of the Business Center of the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM). In the latter post he was selected by the United States Department of State for the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2017.

His career as attorney began with Ecuador’s National Customs Service, where he successively held the positions of attorney, head of Claims and Resources, head of Legal Standards and Advisory, procedural director, general coordinator of the Legal Advisory Office, and under-director of Regional Support. He was responsible for handling and resolving administrative procedures at the institution, legal representation at national level, ruling on internal and external customs law queries, drafting of rules and laws including participation in Book V of the Production, Trade and Investment Code regulating customs matters in Ecuador and the customs crimes chapter of the Penal Code.  He was a delegate for Ecuador’s National Customs Service to the Technical Committee of the Foreign Trade Committee, and then to the Plenary of the same body, and delegate to the National Committee on Illegal Mining.

He chaired the 27th Meeting of Government Experts on Community Customs Transit, from January 28 to February 1, 2013, for review of CAN Decisions 399 and 617. He was also delegate to the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, in July 2013, for review of progress on customs transit.

His first experience in law was as legal assistant at the Free Legal Advice Service of his alma mater, a social undertaking he was engaged in for three years and which contributed to his human and professional development.

He has studied law, foreign trade, customs, administration and finance.  He is also an accredited instructor in Ecuador’s Code on Production, Trade and Investments and Customs Crimes.

Memberships

  • Ecuador Attorneys Forum
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Ecuador Chapter
  • Attorney, Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (Ecuador), 2007.
  • Advanced Diploma in Taxes, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador), 2010.
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